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Environmental Engineering MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Engineering

Course type


Course Summary

This course focuses on environmental assessment, resource management, process engineering design and technology. MSc Environmental Engineering provides industries with highly employable graduates who will act as leaders and managers. The programme examines environmental problems like toxic waste, air pollution, waste disposal, energy efficiency, contaminated land and water and equips graduates with a high-level competency in process engineering design, environmental assessment, resource management and technological innovation. The course offers to students with BEng, BSc or non-accredited engineering degrees the skills required to be eligible for Chartered Engineer status. This course is accredited by the IChemE (Institution of Chemical engineers) and the IOM3 (Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining). Students will develop: important skills in harmonising the activities of industry and business with the protection and enhancement of the environment; the ability to evaluate the significance of environmental hazards, advise on treatment and containment, and develop the technologies and regulations that help prevent and contain accidents. The career options for environmental engineers align closely with those of chemical engineers, with specific roles and focus on environmental issues and aspects. This course equips students with skills suitable to a wide range of careers within UK and international companies and organisations, including, petrochemicals, foods, pollution protection, nanotechnology, academic research, consultancy, management and finance. This programme will also provide a strong foundation should you decide to continue your studies to PhD level and to pursue a research career.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Students undertaking this module will complete a group design project with a large individual component. The module is student-lead under the guidance of a group of academics.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2.1 (Upper 2nd class honours degree or international equivalent). Applicants with a high 2.2 (lower second class honours degree or international equivalent) with substantial work experience may be considered.